Buddy Swim

Today we were joined in the pool by our buddy class, Room 7! We had lots of fun helping them to build their water confidence!

Camp Day 1

We have had a great first day at camp! We have learned about growth mindset, played games, had a swim, had burgers for tea and even a Milo before bed.

Kai Iwi

We had a great time at the beach. We learned lots about life at the beach and erosion on the coast. Miss Main set us a challenge of making boats out of what we could find on the beach. Then we floated them down the stream to see if they could reach the ocean. It was awesome to have a picnic with the whole school and then challenge ourselves on some of the exciting equipment on the playground. All in all a great day! Thanks to the parents and supporters who make these adventures possible!

We are Cool Cats

This week we have been looking at being Cool Cats!
In Room 4 we.....
C - Communicate using kind words and actions!
A - Follow Adult instructions first time!
T - Treat people, places and property with respect!
S - Stay in our spot and keep all objects to ourselves!

We have made Pic Collages to show us showing these values!

Welcome Back!

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Welcome to 2018! I am really looking forward to seeing everyone back and ready to go on Monday. Remember your togs and towel because we will be swimming from day 1! I hope you've had a restful break and have enjoyed quality time with your family!

Happy Holidays

Another year has come to an end at Halcombe School. We wish you and your family a happy festive season. Thank you so much for all of your support over the year!

Room 4 2017 - Over and out!

Slip and Slide

On Tuesday when it's hot, how else do we spend the afternoon....

Fun Sports Day

What a busy day at Halcombe School. The teachers organised some great activities and we had the weather to match! After all of our fun we enjoyed a thrilling game of adults vs Students cricket!

Week 8 - Disco

Caleb, Jay and Kaleb

Here is our documentary about our camp.

Lincoln, Christian and George

Here is our documentary about Room 4's Foxton Beach camp!

Jock and Caleb

Here is our documentary about Room 4's camp at Foxton Beach!

Halcombe School Touch

Thanks to all of our fantastic coaches and supporters! We are loving playing touch on a Thursday afternoon!

Buddy Long Ball

On Friday afternoon, we took our little buddies out to teach them a new game. It was great to see the kids helping each other and explaining the rules. What a great way to spend a sunny afternoon!

Group Writing

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Today we started looking at a creative writing unit. As part of our introduction to the unit, we wrote group stories. (each person writes a sentence then passes the pen on)

Here is an example of what we came up with:
My new friend is a robot and his name is Frank. He likes to help people with jobs. One day he betrayed me by destroying the town. I went to a factory to ask a scientist to re-programme him to be a good robot. Frank rebuilds the town and he builds lots of shops. The next day he went shopping for some new high heels and make up.
(Rylie, Maggie, Olivia, Hannah and Jock)

Sometimes it can be tricky accepting others ideas and where they want the story to go. A very interesting activity!

Force and Friction

Today we have been experimenting with different surfaces and how friction changes how fast an object moves. We picked 8 different surfaces to roll a marble across. We worked out that the marble moved faster along the smoother surfaces. In science, this means the less friction from the surface the faster the movement!

Cross Country 2017!

The weather was great! The mud was muddy! The course was tough! Well done to everyone who achieved their goals for Cross Country this year!
Room 4 Results:
Year 4-5 girls: Ruby (1st), Abbie (2nd) and Annabel (4th)
Year 4-5 boys: Caleb K (4th) and Jay (5th)
These people will represent Halcombe School at the Hunterville Cross Country on Friday this week.

Pet Day 2017

Today was Pet Day at Halcombe School. Room 4 did really well!
Maggie: 4th Care and Attention - Senior Other Pets
Anna S: 2nd Care and Attention - Senior Dog
Sophie: 1st Care and Attention - Senior Other Pets
Anna D: 2nd Care and Attention - Beef Calf, 4th Care and Attention - Senior Calf
Rylie: 3rd Care and Attention - Senior Other Pets
Annabel: 2nd Care and Attention - Senior Other Pets
Ruby: 1st Beef Calf, 4th Leading - Senior Calf

Our Indoor Exhibits were also great!
Rock Farms: 1st Ruby, 2nd Mikayla, 3rd Lincoln
Bird Feeders: 1st Annabel, 2nd Olivia, 3rd Sophie

Thanks for everyone for coming along to support this great event!

Pet Day

We're ready for pet day! See you tomorrow!

Pet Day Indoor Exhibits

We have been working hard on our Indoor exhibits for Pet Day! Please make sure you stop by to take a look next Wednesday!

Interhouse Quiz

Yesterday we had the 2017 Interhouse Quiz. There were some tricky questions and lots of great team work. Thanks Miss Simpson for a great afternoon.

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!


We have had our last session of gym. We have had such a good time learning to become more confident on different apparatus. Thanks to all of our parent helpers who showed up each week to support us!

Wheels Day

Well we finally got some fine weather for wheels day at Halcombe School. Not too many injuries but some amazing tricks shared! Well done whanau!